Munitions factory's flow-on praised by M'boro businesses
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- FACTORY OVERVIEW: What will be built at the Maryborough site
- JOBS TIMELINE REVEALED: Machinists to make up majority
- First local contract awarded to business
- How to be part of the supply chain, tender process
- Why Maryborough is the ideal location for the factory
MARYBOROUGH'S ambitious $60million munitions factory has sparked excitement throughout Maryborough's business community.
About 100 jobs will be created during the factory's construction process.
Looking ahead, dozens of local operators have expressed interest in the ongoing work once the plant is built.
It follows a packed gallery attending the project's first information session last week.
Expressions of interest for the project are currently being sought.
Kimber Plumbing's co-director David Kimber said there would still be plenty of flow-on benefits from the new industry and workers coming to town.
"There will obviously be jobs created for the manufacture of the shells being made in Maryborough, but it's all the ongoing things," Mr Kimber said.
"There's going to be new people coming to town, more jobs, people will feel more secure and will spend more money in the local area."
Fraser Coast Gas director Peter Baker said the factory was a "win-win" for Maryborough, saying it would be "huge" if the company could get jobs on the supply chain.
Vickers Aluminium director Stephen Turner said the benefit for his company would come from the construction and praised the promise to hire locals wherever possible.